132nd Field Artillery Regiment "Ariete"

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132nd Field Artillery Regiment "Ariete"
132° Reggimento Artiglieria Terrestre "Ariete"
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Regimental coat of arms
Active1 February 1939 - today[1]
Country Italy
BranchItalian Army
Part of132nd Armored Brigade "Ariete"
Garrison/HQManiago
Motto(s)"Fulmineo e Possente"
Anniversaries15 June 1918 - Second Battle of the Piave River
DecorationsValor militare gold medal BAR.svg
1x Gold Medal of Military Valour[2]
Insignia
Regimental gorget patches
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The 132nd Field Artillery Regiment "Ariete" (Italian: 132° Reggimento Artiglieria Terrestre "Ariete") is a field artillery regiment of the Italian Army, specializing in armored combat. Today the regiment is based in Maniago in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and operationally assigned to the 132nd Armored Brigade "Ariete".[3]

Current Structure[edit]

As of 2019 the 132nd Field Artillery Regiment "Ariete" consists of:

  • CoA mil ITA rgt artiglieria 132.png Regimental Command, in Maniago
    • Command and Logistic Support Battery "Tobruk"
    • Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Tactical Liaison Battery "Ain el Gazala"
    • 1st Self-propelled Group "El Alamein"
      • 1st Howitzer Battery "Rughet el Atasc"
      • 2nd Howitzer Battery "Bir Hacheim"
      • 3rd Howitzer Battery "El Mechili"
      • Fire and Technical Support Battery

The Command and Logistic Support Battery fields the following sections: C3 Section, Transport and Materiel Section, Medical Section, and Commissariat Section. The regiment is equipped with PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. The Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Tactical Liaison Battery is equipped with RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial vehicles and ARTHUR counter-battery radars.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "132° Reggimento Artiglieria Terrestre "Ariete" - La Storia". Italian Army. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  2. ^ "132° Reggimento Artiglieria Terrestre "Ariete" - Il Medagliere". Italian Army. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  3. ^ "132° Reggimento Artiglieria Terrestre "Ariete"". Italian Army. Retrieved 22 December 2019.